[dropcap class=”kp-dropcap radius”]W[/dropcap]omen Grow recently hosted a gathering of 50+ female entrepreneurs in New York City on Thurs. Oct, 1. The national organization was founded in Denver in 2014 as a means of connecting aspiring businesswomen with their peers as well as seasoned industry veterans. Women Grow hold the keys to securing the female market, the primary demographic that buys hemp, organic edibles, yoga, acupuncture, and wellness products as a whole.
Among the startups, AnnaBís, a luxury line of odor-containing handbag accessories was present. AnnaBís designers have fashioned stylish accessories made from Italian leather cuts. “It’s an unexpected community of women involved in the cannabis industry as leaders or consumers,” Jeanine Moss, co-founder of AnnaBís, told The Village Voice. “We don’t even like to call ourselves ‘stoners,’ these are smart, professional, career-oriented women. They’re a little bit more Prada than they are tye-dye.”
Also present was KushKards, a startup that designs greeting cards with a carefully designed space for a joint. Lauren Miele, co-founder of KushKards, is thrilled about the energy in New York City. “We’re crushing it here in New York, the inner circle is building,” Miele said. “We don’t have to be in Colorado.”
Surprisingly three out of the five first companies to be awarded a license to grow and sell cannabis in New York are Women Grow companies Etain, Bloomfield Industries, and Brooke Gehring of Empire State Health Solutions. Women Grow has definitively proved that females can get the job done.
Women Grow’s New York City chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month. With 60 pending city chapters of Women Grow, chances are, there’s a women grow near you The Women Grow National Conference is February 3-5, 2016 in Denver, Co.